Love in Times of whatever right now is called

In a classical art museum where the paintings come to life at night, a frustrated Black painter who works as a janitor must decide whether she will intervene when a new acquisition portrays the rape of a female slave.

  • Valentina Qaszulxkef
  • Valentina Qaszulxkef
  • Juan Pablo Soto
  • Jessica J Qaszuluxum
  • Juan David Echavarria
  • Michell Corzo
  • Jesus Peña
  • Michell Corzo
  • Michell Corzo
    VFX Artist
  • Eloisa Arcila
    Sound Design
  • Juan Pablo Hormiga
    Sound Design
  • Ana Maria Olaya
    Music Composition
  • Jessica J Qaszuluxum
    Art Department
  • Liliana Henao
    Art Department
  • Valentina Qaszuluxum
    Art Department
  • Jesus Peña
    Art Department
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Amor en los Tiempos de como sea que se llame el presente
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Drama, Magic Realism
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    36,500 USD
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  • Language:
    No Dialogue, Spanish
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  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9, 4:3
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Director Biography - Valentina Qaszulxkef

I grew up in New York where I studied art and theater at the Abram Arts Center and La Guardia High School of Music & Performing Arts. Since 2016, I have studied scriptwriting, directing, post-production, and acting in Medellín (Corporación Cinefilia, Fagüa Casting, Instituto Yurupary) and Bogotá (ENACC, Crayola Films) through various diplomas, courses, and workshops. I also studied script in Portugal. I have worked at the Eastern Antioqueño Film Festival from 2016-2018, as a translator and general assistant. I have worked at the production company 24 L/S Films in Bogotá as a script and production assistant. I work with the Marine Foundation in their audiovisual arts department.
In 2018, I received an Honorable Mention at the VIII UPB Comic and Manga Salon for a short comic, “Cuernos”, and was a scriptwriter and creator of Storyboard for a comic, “In Kages”. She is the scriptwriter and director of the live-action short “El Gallina”, which participated in Bogoshorts – En Obra and is in the development stage, and the scriptwriter and co-director of the stop-motion short “Una Más”, currently in pre-production. In 2020, I started the project "Love in the Times of whatever the Present is called", as a scriptwriter and director, and with it I have won the Short Script Writing Stimulus - 2020 and the Animated Short Film Production Stimulus - 2022. It is currently in post-production. In 2022, I set up a production company called Serval Films that focuses on stop-motion animation.

Writer and Director:
Short Film “Amor en Tiempos de como sea que se llame el presente” (In Post-Production) *Winner Stimulus for Short Fiction Script Writing 2020,
*Winner Stimulus for the Making of Animated Short Film 2022
Short Film “Una Mas” (In Pre-Production)
Short Film “El Gallina” (In Pre-Production)
*Bogoshorts Festival Internacional de Cortos: Finalistas – En Obra

Short Documentary “El Comedor de Emmanuel”

Writer and Storyboard:
Illustrated Manga “In Kages”

Illustrated Comic “Cuernos”
*Honorable Mention at the VIII UPB Comic and Manga Fair

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Director Statement

By taking ownership of our stories, we are restorers of the damage we do to each other in an indifferent society. I want to show that act of appropriation and caring, because I love art, and I want art to love me.